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Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Air Berlin, in Financial Peril, May Send 40 Aircraft to a Competitor

Etihad, which owns 29 percent of Air Berlin, may have finally decided it no longer wants to subsidize mounting losses. If this deal happens, Air Berlin will still be around, but at a more manageable size.

18 hours ago

The Dream of a Pan-African Budget Airline Is Fading

While some of fastjet's wounds have been self-inflicted, it hasn't been helped by problems in key markets. The radical turnaround plans initiated by the new CEO seem like the last throw of the dice.

4 days ago

Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier

What Jetstar Group has done is nearly impossible. It has taken five different airlines in five countries, most with different investors, and operating them as one brand. So far, it's worked out pretty well.

6 days ago

Canada Has a Problem With Sky-High Airfares

Canada has too much government regulation to allow EasyJet and Ryanair clones to flourish. But several new startups could produce lower fares for some Canadians.

2 weeks ago

Allegiant Air Banking on New Credit Card Deal to Reveal More About Its Flyers

Allegiant Air knows less about its most loyal customers than it would like. Its new co-branded credit card could help change that. But will anyone apply for it?

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Looks to Boost Bookings by Slashing Ticket Prices

Ryanair has never been shy about cutting fares to stimulate demand and in a difficult environment its aggressive tactics could well pay off again.

1 month ago

With Jetstar Group, Qantas Succeeds Where Other Big Airlines Have Failed

Qantas is finally seeing some improvement from its Jetstar brands. But will the discount airlines be able to sustain their success?

1 month ago

Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

You may not have heard of Mexico's Volaris yet, but that should change soon. It is planning a major U.S. expansion.

1 month ago

Low-Cost Airlines Make Big Bets on Data and Personalization

Some people believe that low cost carriers will eventually put legacy airlines to shame when it comes to leveraging all of that data they have access to. Ryanair has hired 150 IT specialists in the last 2.5 years. That's definitely a statement.

1 month ago

Wizz Air is Cutting Back on Its UK Growth Plans Following Brexit Vote

Brexit may cause one of the greatest shifts in European low-cost carrier history and mainland European hubs will benefit from it.

2 months ago

Brexit Continues to Punish Global Airlines in Europe and the U.S.

Stocks for both European and U.S. carriers took a hit following the Brexit vote due to fears of less short-term travel in and out of the U.K.

3 months ago

Spirit Airlines Can’t Make You Love It So Instead It’s Just Trying to Be on Time

Spirit wants to be better, but it doesn't want to be better so much that it cuts into profitability.

3 months ago